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Keill Point


(Rubha na Cille)

A historical perspective, drawn from the Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland: A Survey of Scottish Topography, Statistical, Biographical and Historical, edited by Francis H. Groome and originally published in parts by Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, Edinburgh between 1882 and 1885.

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Keills, a hamlet and a promontory in North Knapdale parish, Argyllshire. The hamlet lies on the W coast, near the southern extremity of the promontory, opposite Lagg, in Jura, and 13¾ miles SSW of Crinan Pier. The ferry station for communication from Knapdale and the central parts of Argyllshire, with the central parts of Jura, with the N of Islay, and with Oronsay and Colonsay, it has a post office under Lochgilphead, an ancient cross, and the ruins of an ancient chapel. The promontory lies between Loch Swin and the Sound of Jura; extends 8½ miles south-westward; is comparatively narrow; and has mostly bold rocky coasts, rising murally in many places to a height of 300 feet.

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